In last month's issue of Parent's magazine, there was a quiz on car seat safety. I was surprised at how poorly I did! I was unknowingly putting Olivia in danger because I wasn't aware of all of the rules.there were several things wrong with her car seat, some of them just because I had been LAZY! (which is definitely not a good reason for keeping my girl as safe as she should be.)
This quiz was a good reminder for how a car seat should be:
Car seats are notoriously tricky: It feels like best safety practices are always being updated, and installing the seats seems to leave a lot of us sweaty and still stumped. "I've personally done more than 5,000 car-seat checks and seen only 14 seats that were installed correctly," says Benjamin Hoffman, M.D., a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and associate professor of pediatrics at the Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland. Although we can't help you feel around for that tricky latch, we can make sure you have a grip on when and where to use each kind of seat. Lock down your knowledge by answering these questions.